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Discover Why Channels and Series are Key to Your Success on Skillshare

teacher avatar David ✏ Ault, The Writer Teacher

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction to this Class on Channels and Series on Skillshare

    • 2. Building Your Skillshare Channel

    • 3. What a Series is and What it is NOT

    • 4. The Importance of Series on Skillshare

    • 5. How to Brand Your Series

    • 6. Your Class Project

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About This Class


Skillshare is currently my favourite platform for online courses, from both an instructor and a student perspective, but despite all my experience on Skillshare, I am continually attempting to find out what exactly are the different elements that go into making a successful class on this platform.

One thing that has come to my attention in the last 6 months is the important part that Channels and Series play towards achieving success on Skillshare.

And in this class, you will learn:

  • The best practices for building your Skillshare Channel
  • What a Series is and what it is not
  • The importance of creating Series on Skillshare
  • How to effectively brand your Series on Skillshare

So enrol in my class today and learn how to make the most out of your Skillshare Channel today.

Skillshare Success

Here are the other classes in the series:

Skillshare Success #1: Discover Why Size Really Matters When Creating a Successful Skillshare Class 

Skillshare Success #2: Learn How to Accurately Calculate Your Premium Enrollments Each Month 

Skillshare Success #3: Discover Why Channels and Series are Key to Your Success on Skillshare 

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David ✏ Ault

The Writer Teacher


A Little Bit More About Me

My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our Ragdoll, Blue.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time, I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.

During the last two decades, I have written non-fiction books in a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various inter... See full profile

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1. Introduction to this Class on Channels and Series on Skillshare: Hello there. My name is David James ORT Dimas skill share instructor that has Bean active on this platform since April of this year, and in that time I have published over 60 classes, majority of which have been in the writing business and technology categories. Skill share is now my favorite platform for online courses from both an instructor and a student perspective and I more so quite active within the Skill Chair teaching community, where I am a member of a number of different skill shape group. Despite my experience skill shape, I'm continually attempting to discover what exactly are the different elements going to making a successful class on this platform? One thing that has come to my attention in the last six months is the important part that channels and Siri's play in achieving skill share success. And in this last, you will learn best practices for building your skill shared channel, what a Siri's is and what it is not. The importance of creating Siris on skills count effectively brand your Siris on skills so enrolled in my class today by clicking on the blue enroll. But on the right hand side below learn how to make mugs with your skills 2. Building Your Skillshare Channel: in the past, a number of my fellow skill share teachers have asked me What is my top tip towards skill? Share success And I always answered the same thing hard work, which is obviously very true. But if I had to choose one specific area that has led to my own personal success on skill share, it would be the building off a skill shared channel. And by that I basically mean continuously adding high quality classes in the same leash or similar knishes, resulting in a back catalog of classes, each of which actors a doorway to my channel and an opportunity to engage my existing students, enrolled brand new students and steadily increase my revenue month on month. Now there are a number of tips that I have for building a successful channel, the first of which is rather obvious, and that is to create high in quality classes. They should, of course, go without saying, but do not try and create the perfect class. It does not exist. And if you are always striving for perfection, the truth is that you'll add very few classes, if any, a tool to your channel. Instead, you should always try and release new classes that you are proud off that you are happy to put your name to. And I believe this will guarantee high quality without encouraging procrastination. My next tip is to create bite sized classes, and I've actually created a class on this very subject, which I encourage you to check out if you haven't done so yet. Suffice to say that if you are creating bite sized classes off 15 to 25 minutes in length, then not only are you able to release more classes each month than if you were creating classes that were two or three hours long, but you also have a better chance of your students engaging in your classes. That is to, say, watching a class in full, leaving a thumbs up and or a review and completing the class project next up is to create classes in the same niche, or at least in similar issues. And this was something that I didn't always stick to when I first started out at skilled share, but which I soon corrected. Nowadays, most of my classes on skill share are either in the self publishing niche under my how to publish an e book branding or in the course Creation is under my teach someone a lesson branding like this one, for instance. And even then I see these two niches as very much connected for I believe that course creation is the best way for nonfiction offers. Toe ultimately make a living from their books. I do still stray from my two main leaches from time to time with the occasional history class or recipe class. But even those classes are usually related in some way or another to my to my niches. And the reason why you should create classes in the same niche is simply because over time you are building up an audience of followers on skill share. And if you are consistently creating classes, there's are of interest to your core audience. They were consistently check those classes out when skill share announces your new class, or when you yourself send out a post to all of your followers. However, if your classes are on a random topic each time, your audience will also be far more diverse and less likely to have bought into you as an expert in any particular field. But probably my top tip with regards to building up your channel is to create Siris of classes, and I'm going to discuss the importance of a Siris on skill share in the upcoming videos. 3. What a Series is and What it is NOT: before we look at why Siri's is so important on skill share, I think we should first look at what a Siri's is. And perhaps more importantly, what a Siri's is not. Basically, a Siri's is a collection of classes that are connected in some way. Often it is where a new class builds on what was learnt in a previous class or classes, whereby student gains more and more proficiency within a particular skill and progresses from beginner through intermediate to advanced. However, a serious can equally be related classes within a particular topic whereby one class in the Siri's may teach a particular skill, or how to use a certain software application and then another class in the Siri's teaches a totally different skill or a totally different application. But each of the skills and or applications are relevant to a particular profession or industry. It is important that we distinguish between a Siri's and a serial in the self publishing world. A Siris of books is a collection of books that follow on from each other but a still complete books in their own right. Meanwhile, a serial is a story that is split up into a number of books, none of which is a complete story itself. And with each book usually ending with a cliffhanger, cereals are often friend upon in the self publishing world but have no place a tall on skill share, where each of your classes should stand independently of each other and teach at least one specific skill during the course of the lessons. For example, in this particular Siri's skilled share success, I'm teaching online teachers or writers looking to expand their product range. How to be successful on the skill share platform. This particular class teaches about channels and Siris on skill share. Another class teaches about creating cover images on skill share, another on the importance of counting premium enrollments and so on and so on. But each class teaches a particular aspect of skill, share success and can be watched independent of each of the other classes in the Siri's. So now we have determined what exactly a Siri's is. In the next video, we shall look at just why Siris are so important on skill share 4. The Importance of Series on Skillshare: on skill share. If we consider a channel to be a set of classes in a particular niche through which you will build a dedicated following over time, then perhaps we can look at a Siris on skill share as being a set of classes within a sub knish. So if my particular skill share channel includes classes in both the self publishing niche on the course creation ish, then I also have different Siris of classes. The various sub knishes of these two main knishes. For example, my Scriven, a simplified Siri's right, a platform, Siri's. And of course, the 17 things are self publishing. Siri's are all Siri's within the cell publishing part of my channel, while my Buddha me understood Siris on the skill share success. Siri's a good examples of my Siri's within the course creation part of my channel, and it could be that I have students who are following the course creation part of my channel, who are very much interested in becoming successful on skill share. But I have no real interest in understanding due to me. So one way of attempting to keep these students engaged in those classes that they are particularly interested in is to brand the classes of a particular sub nish within a Siri's . And in doing this, I have found that Siris are very effective in two main areas. First of all, I find that syriza perfect the helping new students quickly discover other classes by you and then perhaps even become fans of your work. Quite often, when I count up my premium enrollments each morning, I find that a brand new student who has joined one of my classes, let's say, one of the classes in my 17 innings of self publishing. Siri's obviously watches and enjoys the class, and then the next day goes and enrolls in 2468 or perhaps even as much as a dozen of my other classes in the same Siri's. Now this is very effective indeed. In getting new students toe, watch your back catalog of classes in your channel and shows exactly how powerful a Siri's convey. Be increasing your revenue each month. A second aspect that syriza grateful is getting quick enrollments for a new class in a particular ongoing Siri's. So this is basically where your existing students are actually anticipating the release of the latest class in a Siri's. So much so that this new class already trends on day zero with little or no promotion because your existing students are enrolling from the moment she release the class. And it really is satisfying to see your existing students enrolling your new classes in this way one after another, because they have basically been looking forward to the next class in that Siri's. Of course, creating a Siris of classes is all well and good. But for the Siri's to be really successful, certainly with regards to achieving multiple sales by new students, it is vitally important that you brand each of your different Siris on skill share. And in the next video, I am going to explain how exactly you go about doing just that. 5. How to Brand Your Series: in this video, I'm going to look at some of the different ways that you can brand your Siris in order to make it easier for a new student that has enrolled in one of your classes to then go on and enroll in multiple classes within the same Siri's. And perhaps the most obvious place to start is the cover image of your class. So, as you can see in this particular class of mine and I have incorporated this watermark, which shows that this class is part of the 17 things of self publishing. In actual fact, it is the first class in the Siri's, which is showing by the number one in this little book icon in the top right corner of the image. As you can see, I haven't included any branding in the title off the class for this Siri's, but instead have relied on the watermark to denote the Siris on the book icon to denote the class number in the Siri's. So for this particular class, a student knows that there are at least five other classes in this Siri's just by looking at the cover image, and if they enjoy the class they might consider checking out the previous classes in the Siri's. Okay, let's have a look at another Siris of mine, and I have done a search for Adobe Spark and these air classes in My Adobe Spark for authors and teachers. Siri's where I have used the little spark icon in the top right hand corner of the image to denote the number of the class. So this is number one, for example, and this is number three. But I have also used the class title to brand the Siri's Adobe Spark, Part three, which also helps with optimizing for the term a dopey spark. His part two of the Siri's this one is part for and finally, Adobe Spark, Part five tips and ideas for how authors, teachers and other creatives can use Adobe Spark. Okay, we'll have a look at one more example of how the class cover image and title could be used to brand the Siri's Here. I've done a search for you to me, and you'll notice the two classes in my boot to me. Understood Siri's. There's no class number in the title, as these are the only two classes I've created, so far, But there is quite a distinct branding in the cover image, using an academy green and a similar funk to the one who to Me uses with My Teach Someone a lesson icon incorporated. While the central area of the cover image represents the subject of that particular class. Okay, lets go back again to the first class in the 17 things of self publishing. And let's take a look inside this class at the class description within the about section, the first line states this class on questioning is Module, one of the 17 things of self publishing course. Then we have a short description of the class itself, followed by. Please note that this class is actually the first in a series of 17 modules, which will give you a strategic overview of how to make a career, or at least a part time income. As a self published offer, you confined direct links to the other classes in the Siri's below. Then I have included each of the modules in the Siri's, one by one with direct links to each class. It is only up to module 15 at the moment because there are still a couple of classes to go and you'll notice the skill share themselves have included related classes right at the bottom of the page. Now some of these classes are from the same Siri's, but this last one is actually from my writers. Tools of the trade. Siri's Well, no. This is certainly a good initiative by skill share. I also think it is great to brand your Siri's by including each of the other classes in the Siri's within your class description, in order that students can easily click through to the other of your classes in the Siri's when they see something else that they would like to learn. 6. Your Class Project: in this short video, I'm going to discuss your class project for this course. Quite simply months you've completed each of the lessons. I would like you to post a link to your channel on skill share and then name at least one area where you believe you can improve your channel going forward. Thank you for watching. And I look forward to seeing your channel together with your proposed improvements within the Project gallery soon.